Standard Name: Charlton, Mary
Birth Name: Mary Charlton
Pseudonym: The Author of The Wife and the Mistress . . . .
Used Form: Mrs Charlton
Active at the end of the eighteenth century and the first several decades of the nineteenth,published a dozen historical or exotic romances and socially critical novels. The former made her one of the leading lights of the ; the latter have better stood the test of time, though the former share some of their intelligence and ability to make a narrative gripping. She also translated from several languages and may have edited poetry for children.
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